Great Expectations or Hard Times? Can America Restore Its Economic Leadership?

Myron Scholes Global Markets Forum

November 13, 2012, 5:30–7 p.m., Gleacher Center

The 20th century was the American Century, but what does the 21st century hold for the US economy? Professor Bloom evaluated what the US has been through in the Great Recession, the current state of the economy, and the long-run prospects for growth, given the crisis in education and inequality. He also provided an overview of the broad sweep of current economic thinking, his own economics research on American management, and his experiences as an immigrant from the previous global superpower (Great Britain) living in the US.

This event is part of the Initiative on Global Markets (IGM) and is generously sponsored by Myron Scholes.

Speaker Profiles

Nicholas Bloom is a professor of economics at Stanford University. His research interests are investigating the causes and consequences of economic uncertainty. He also works on understanding differences in management and organizational practices across firms and countries. He previously worked as a research economist at the Institute for Fiscal Studies, a policy advisor at HM Treasury, and as a management consultant at McKinsey & Company. He is a graduate of Cambridge University, with an MPhil from Oxford University and a PhD from University College London.

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